There is a conference at Columbia University today to talk about getting rid of the party labels that define life in DC and Albany but increasingly are not relevent to the public.
First of all, two thirds of adults didn't vote last month in NY, so for all of you the decision has been made....It's all nonsense and there is nothing that will change anyway....
For the remaining third, its tough to lose the party labels as those who most promote the notion of the political equivalent of Yankees-BoSox are the media. They like covering a world with just two teams, especially these days with declining reporting resources.
Us against them fits an easy to understand and easy to write about narrative. The politicians contribute too....Look at the vacuous ranting about working families, middle class values, and 'jobs, jobs, jobs'. It's all about simple solutions to vexing personal challenges
The egghead crowd will muse at Columbia today, while three hours to the north, the two parties are plotting their assault on the taxpayers from their well reenforced bunkers in Albany.
Party Leaders Push Back Against 'No Labels' Confab The New York Observer